Florence - Essential information

Florence is a tiny city compared to Rome, yet it is packed with attractions that rival those of Rome. Because even if you cannot get any tickets, the city itself is its own attraction.

Getting around Florence

  • Walking is the most wonderful thing you can do in Florence. Even if you are in town for only a day, walk! It is easy and it is rewarding to see all the buildings around you. Even crossing over the river is easy, on foot.
  • Florence has a fleet of buses, a tram line, and many taxis. But you don’t need to really use any of these on a typical visit.
  • Driving in Florence is a pain, so if you are driving in you should plan to park outside the city, or pre book a parking garage in the historic centre. You will be fined if you drive in the historic centre without a garage booking.

Tourist cards

Firenze Card - Florence has just the one Firenze Card and you should evaluate whether it makes sense for your visit, depending on how much time you have and what you want to see. It is a 3 days visitor card that allows you free and priority entry to 72 attraction of Florence! It costs 72 euros. It also included unlimited rides on the Florence bus system, ATAF/LINEA buses, and the tram.

Depending on the season there are other activities and attractions that are included in the Firenze card entitlements.

OPA Pass - Allows access to all parts of the Duomo complex including the dome, the Baptistery, the crypt, the museum, and the bell tower. The Cathedral itself has no entry fee.

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